As of 1994 there were approximately 3,000 speakers of Mohawk, primarily in Quebec, Ontario and western New York. Immersion (monolingual) classes for young children at Akwesasne and other reserves are helping to train new first-language speakers.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
10:30 am to 5:30 pm
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
This is a comprehensive history of Canada's original inhabitants-- Indians, Inuit, and later, Metis. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines history, anthropology, and archaeology, Dickason tells the story of the more than 50 nations in the territory that is now Canada
First Nations Communities Read Selection
First Nation Communities Read is pleased to announce that Indian Horse is its 10th anniversary community reading selection. Written by Richard Wagamese and published by Douglas & McIntyre (Vancouver), Indian Horse is a novel that is uniquely Aboriginal in voice, spirit, and substance.
Indian Horse is the story of Saul Indian Horse. Readers meet Saul as an adult and travel, with him, back through his childhood, youth, and early adulthood as he seeks to come to terms with a past that threatens his present and future. Saul’s story is riveting as it unspools through life on the land, family displacement, residential school isolation, affirmation/self preservation in sport (hockey), betrayal, abasement, and a wandering that leads, ultimately, to the beginnings of a restoration of spirit and self.
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
The Society stands with First Nations children, youth, and families for equal opportunities to succeed.
Using a reconciliation framework that respectfully engages First Nation and non-Aboriginal peoples, the Caring Society provides high quality resources to support First Nations communities to empower children, youth and families. The award-winning Caring Society is proud to work with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children, youth and families.
New resource for learning math
We have subscribed to Britannica SmartMath Practice!
In Practice, you can practice any SmartMath topic. Learn how to earn stars, win challenges, and unlock new practice pals. Your math adventure is just a few clicks away! Click on Practice to begin. Click on “Help” anytime for assistance.
New On-line Library Catalogue
The library provides a wide variety of materials including: videos, books, magazines, large-print books, books on CD, and more...! There is up-to-date reading material for both children and adults. These materials are recorded in our automated library system which makes searching for a title very easy to do.
New Library Book Shelves
A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
Kanhiote Public Library is proud to announce new Children's and Fiction book shelves purchased through a grant from OTF.
Our New Location
The Library has moved to a new location The old Health Centre building upper floor 1658 York Road 613-967-6264
Patron Computers (Lobby)
Ohkwarikowa (The Great Bear)
Ohkwarikowa (The Great Bear) is an animation inspired by the oral history and story-telling traditions of the Mohawks of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). The animation illustrates the formation of the constellation known as “The Big Dipper.” The story encapsulates the vision of a childhood tale and expresses it through a unique style of animation.
Senior Thesis Project by Rarihwenhawi LaFrance
The library is your gateway to a world of information. In return, respect the material you borrow, keep it safe and return material on time so that others may enjoy it as well.
To borrow materials from the library, you must have a membership card. Members of our community may obtain a FREE Library Membership Card by filling out a short application with your name, address and telephone number. A library membership card is valid for two years from the date of issue. Patrons are expected to present their cards at the circulation desk when signing out library materials.
Each person is responsible for material borrowed on his or her library card Responsibility for the reading material of children rests with their parents or legal guardian
If something you want is checked out at the moment, you may ask the library staff to place a hold on it for you.
Loan Periods, Fines & Fees
The loan period is 14 days. Material may be renewed for an additional 7 days. You may renew your materials in the library, by telephone (613-967-6264) or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We will soon have an outdoor book drop to return borrowed material.
Material held beyond the loan period will be subject to an overdue fine. Overdue fines are 5 cents/day. Fines are counted on open days only. Patrons who have overdue material will be subject to loss of borrowing privileges.
For items not located at our own library, we can try to obtain the item from another library. This process can take from 2-6 weeks (on average). There is a limit of three requests at one time. Patrons will be notified by phone when the material arrives; items will be held for one week. Loan periods will vary depending on the source library.
You are welcome to come to the library during our open hours (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and Thursday from 12 noon to 7 pm). However, if you cannot come to the library, enquire about an “at home service”.
TO BE A CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE
Kanhiote provides resources to encourage cultural awareness, personal growth, independent learning and increase the ability of the members of the community to cope with personal, social, economic, environmental and technological change.
Kanhiote serves as the community’s information center. Kanhiote serves all people in the community in their roles as individuals or as members of organizations.
Kanhiote participates with other libraries in resource sharing agreements in order to provide a range of information. Kanhiote plans and develops services in response to the needs of the community. The library serves every individual regardless of age, education, religion, economic level, ethnic cultural background, political conviction or mental or physical health.